This country gal … – 1914


This country gal is kinder shy,  but we’ll change all that sure by and by.    Made in the U.S.A.

Post marked Trimountain, Mich.  Aug 8, 1914.  Addressed to Mr Lee Weaver, 92 Tireman Ave., Detroit, Mich.

“Dear Lee, Having one grand time walking up & down the country roads with Magdalene.  Hope you had a fine time at the reunion.   Don’t write so often it hurts my eyes to read it.  Yours, F. ”

Well, isn’t that a smack in the head?  Grandpa’s style of writing was very distinctive and might take some getting used to, but to be told not to write so often!   I think F. was Florence Koontz.   In 1918, she married Grandpa.   They were married for over 50 years.  I guess she got used to his writing.  Not sure of who Magdalene is.   The reunion was the annual Jenks Family Reunion (usually held in Southfield, near the farm of Lee’s grandmother, Esther Jenks Lee or one of her children].




About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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